Ostreobiaceae P.C.ex & J. in Brodie et al., 2007: 206.
Type of name: Ostreobium Bornet & Falhault
Source: Brodie, J., Maggs, C.A. & John, D.M. (2007). Green seaweeds of Britain and Ireland. pp. [i-v], vi-xii, 1-242, 101 figs. London: British Phycological Society.
Original publication: Brodie, J., Maggs, C.A. & John, D.M. (2007). Green seaweeds of Britain and Ireland. pp. [i-v], vi-xii, 1-242, 101 figs. London: British Phycological Society.
Thallus microscopic, living in calcareous substrata; thalli lacking upright portions; composed of irregularly branched multinucleate coenocytic filaments with or without irregular swellings at intervals; chloroplasts elongate spindle-shaped, spherical or tetrahedral; reproduction by aplanospores and quadriflagellate zoospores; stephanokont zoospores absent.
The Ostereobiaceae P.C. Silva in S.P. Parker (Synopsis and classification of living organisms 1: 154. 1982) was invalid as it lacked a Latin diagnosis. It was subsequently validated in Brodie et al. 2007.
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 21 November 2018.
Algaebase taxon LSID: urn:lsid:algaebase.org:taxname:5093